Chicago Dog Bite Attorney
A dog bite is a horrifying experience – often leaving permanent physical and psychological scars. Sadly, many dog bite victims are children, and these innocent young people often have to undergo exhausting restorative surgeries and therapies to heal. If you, a loved one or a youth has been attacked by a dog, the time-tested, expert Chicago dog bite attorneys at Steven J. Malman & Associates can give you the resources and legal assistance you need after this traumatic experience.
When you retain our services, our team of attorneys will immediately go to work. We’ll investigate precisely how the dog bite and attack occurred and leverage our formidable resources and deep knowledge of Illinois state law (we’ve served over 6,000 clients over the course of more than 20 years of operation) to see that justice is served and that you’re fairly compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and additional costs.
Illinois Dog Bite Law
Dog bite cases are well defined in the eyes of Illinois law. If a dog (that you did not aggravate) bites you, you’re entitled to sue for damages. Likewise, if you were hurt while trying to run away from an aggressive dog – for example, if you broke your leg or got hit by a vehicle while fleeing from the ferocious animal – you are protected by the law, and you are entitled to damages. In legal terms, Illinois is known as a “first bite” state. That means that the first time a dog bites an individual – even if it’s never bitten any one before – you’re entitled to damages. Quite often, medical bills, scar repair surgery, and wages lost will be paid by the dog owner’s homeowners insurance.
Let an Experienced Illinois Dog Bite Lawyer Help With Your Case!
Despite all of that, the matter is not always so black and white. While Illinois law is positively inclined to dog bite plaintiffs, making an efficient personal injury claim requires the pro-active support of established, assertive, and systematic Chicago personal injury lawyers. We’ve undertaken cases of all sizes and levels of difficulty, including nursing home abuse, spinal cord injuries, Civil Rights violations, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and, of course, premises liability cases. A physician with a law degree is a permanent member of our staff. He will be able to gauge your injuries and determine the most strategic way to move your claim forward.
Find out more about our ZERO Fee Guarantee and about our services, philosophy, and catalogue of successful cases. Request a Free Dog Bite Case Evaluation Today or call at 1-888-625-6265 (1-888-MALMAN LAW), to discuss your dog bite case with us.
We make the process as risk free and pressure free as possible. Your first consultation is free. And if you choose to hire us, you will only pay if we win your case and collect for you!